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Monday, November 19, 2018

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Google admits in court documents that it believes free speech is "disastrous" for society

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www.naturalnews.com - (Natural News) Every year, nearly half the world’s population uses Google. According to Internet Live Stats, Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second. In that same second, internet us…

How to Stop Mobile Apps That Steal

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securityintelligence.com - Smartphones are motivating targets for cybercriminals. Mobile devices today hold personal and monetizable data such as login credentials, financial information and company secrets — not to mention sp…

7 Ways Social Media Listening Can Help You Grow Your Business

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Approximately 2.62 billion people now use social media daily, posting a range of updates, images, selfies, and everything in-between. And there's a lot of content being produced - according to resear…

Instagram kills off fake followers, threatens accounts that keep using apps to get them

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. Today Instagram is removing from people’s acco…

Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. As the producer of the TechCrunch podcast Equity, I get this question all the time. Fortunately, i…

Lightfoot gets $4M to nudge more drivers to go smooth with a ‘Fitbit for cars’

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techcrunch.com - UK car tech startup lightfoot, which sells a telematics system that gives real-time feedback to drivers combined with a rewards platform to further incentivize smoother driving, has picked up £3.2 mi…

Half-Life turns 20, and we all feel very old

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techcrunch.com - The only thing that’s crazier than the fact that Half-Life was released exactly 20 years ago is that I wrote up its 10th anniversary on this very website… well, 10 years ago. We’ve both aged well, I …

Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance Office 365 virtual desktop experience

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techcrunch.com - Back in September, Microsoft announced a virtual desktop solution that lets customers run Office 365 and Windows 10 in the cloud. They mentioned several partners in the announcement who were working …

Genies brings lifelike avatars to other apps with $10M from celebrities

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techcrunch.com - Genies is emerging as the top competitor to Snapchat’s wildly popular Bitmoji as Facebook, Apple and Google have been slow to get serious about personalized avatars. More than one million people have…

A closer look at Royole’s foldable display

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techcrunch.com - You’d be forgiven if Royole doesn’t ring any bells. Even here China, it’s far from a household name. Still, the Shanghai-based startup recently secured an undisclosed Series E, vaulting its valuation…

Inboard opens general availability of its premium electric scooter

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techcrunch.com - Inboard, the startup that sells a range of electric scooters and skateboards, has just opened sales of its first premium scooter to the market just in time for the holiday season. The company has alr…

One billion 3D views and counting

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techcrunch.com - Last week Sketchfab, the 3D content hub, shared an exciting milestone — the company has just crossed 1 billion cumulative pageviews. Taken with the community’s growth — they just surpassed 2 million …

Poll: Would you accept a slightly thicker 2019 iPhone in return for three benefits?

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9to5mac.com - Macworld has a wishlist piece on the 2019 iPhone. Some of it is uncontroversial and very likely to happen – things like a better neural engine and improved Face ID (including landscape operation, lik…

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life 'balance' — here's what you should strive for instead

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www.businessinsider.com - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn't a fan of the phrase "work-life balance." At an April awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor in chief Alyson Shontell, Bezos revealed the count…

Cheap Photo: Save $1000 on the Outstanding Sony A9 for a Limited Time. - The Phoblographer

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www.thephoblographer.com - Camera deals are packing a punch right now and the Sony A9 may be delivering the biggest punch of them all. Right now you can save $1,000 on the powerhouse Sony A9, bringing this marvel of a camera d…

Convicted tax fraudster sues CNBC for defamation, says he’s not a “hacker”

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arstechnica.com - Daniel Rigmaiden wants the world to know that, while CNBC's American Greed television show may have portrayed him over two years ago as a "hacker," a "recluse," and more, he is none of those things. …

Comcast forced to pay refunds after its hidden fees hurt customers’ credit

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arstechnica.com - Comcast has agreed to pay $700,000 in refunds "and cancel debts for more than 20,000 Massachusetts customers" to settle allegations that it used deceptive advertising to promote long-term cable contr…

Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers

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arstechnica.com - WHAT ARE THOSE? Google wants to add sneakers to your existing VR setup. You can just walk forever, and the shoe wheels will keep you in the VR safe zone. Patents always aim for the widest coverage po…

Russia’s Cozy Bear comes out of hiding with post-election spear-phishing blitz

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arstechnica.com - Attackers suspected of working for the Russian government masqueraded as a US State Department official in an attempt to infect dozens of organizations in government, military, defense contracting, m…

When a network intel provider’s domain serves fraudulent content, something is wrong

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arstechnica.com - ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence service, helps customers monitor all kinds of mission-critical things, from border gateway protocol leaks to DNS performance. But over the pas…

Cut-and-paste error apparently reveals federal charges against Assange

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arstechnica.com - Federal prosecutors have accidentally revealed that criminal charges have been filed against "Assange"—an apparent reference to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The feds filed the revealing document…

Ajit Pai isn’t saying whether ISPs deliver the broadband speeds you pay for

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arstechnica.com - Nearly two years have passed since the Federal Communications Commission reported on whether broadband customers are getting the Internet speeds they pay for. In 2011, the Obama-era FCC began measuri…

Activision ignores accessibility guidelines, skips Spyro subtitles

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arstechnica.com - Last week's release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games' many spoken cut scenes. Now, Activision's jus…

OnePlus 6T Review: Amazing value with an even more amazing fingerprint reader

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arstechnica.com - Authenticating with the OnePlus 6T. Just press your finger on the screen. Check out this teardrop notch. If you look closely you can see sensor windows just above the camera in this picture. My "Midn…

Tim Cook defends using Google as primary search engine on Apple devices

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arstechnica.com - In an interview with Axios on HBO, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the decision to use Google as the default search engine on Apple products. This decision has baffled some, considering Google's busines…

Building the perfect splash screen – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - So you’re probably wondering, “how hard can it be to build the perfect splash screen?” And you’re probably right to think that — we’re talking about a screen which is going to be visible for just a c…

Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Big Social Network ... For Brands?

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www.forbes.com - LinkedIn has always been overshadowed by its rowdy younger siblings. Born way back in 2002 — before Instagram and Snapchat, even before Facebook and Twitter — the button-downed business platform has …

Patent Reveals Siri Might Gain a Feature That Could Help It Rival Google Duplex

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www.inverse.com - At least so far, Siri has been outgunned in the voice assistant arena. Google’s Duplex update autonomously books appointments for users, Amazon’s Alexa can also completely automate e-commerce orders.…

Twitter redesigns iOS app to de-emphasize follower counts

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www.theverge.com - Twitter has made follower counts appear less prominent on its iOS app by making the font size smaller in a new redesign effort, according to a Twitter spokesperson. The change comes after CEO Jack Do…

Trump's FCC seems to have ended the practice of releasing its ISP speed-tests, leaving Americans in the dark about what they're paying for

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boingboing.net - When Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality (by deliberately ignoring comments from actual humans in favor of comments left by obvious bots), he said that removing regulation from telcos…

This is what Google learned after interviewing one job candidate 16 times, according to Eric Schmidt

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www.cnbc.com - Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001 and led the tech company for the next decade as the company grew from a start-up to a corporate behemoth, whose parent company, Alphabet, now has a market ca…

Instagram admits passwords of some users exposed as plaintext

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androidcommunity.com - Facebook really can’t keep their act (or a stronger word) together, whether it’s with their own app or one of their properties. The “culprit” this time is Instagram as the photo and video sharing soc…

Land a Career in IT With This Online CompTIA Certification Training [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - These days business is pretty much synonymous with technology, and having a professional knowledge of IT becomes more and more of an asset in any position. Whether you’re already an IT specialist and…

Pixel 3 Lite images and specs present the budget-friendly ‘Sargo’

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androidcommunity.com - We don’t remember Google releasing any Lite version of the Nexus or the Pixel but the Pixel 3 Lite may be the first. There’s some stuff posted on a Russian website that shows photos of what is believ…

What You Need to Know to Launch a Successful Podcast—UPDATED!

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Podcasts are huge nowadays. It seems like there are podcasts for every subject, from fiction storytelling podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale to entrepreneurial podcasts like Chris Ducker’s YouPreneu…

Apple Cuts New iPhone Production by 30 Percent - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - An explosive new report in the Wall Street Journal says that Apple has cut production of all three new iPhones by 30 percent. This news piles on previous reports which had suggested the cuts applied …

How Technology Is Changing The Future Of Social Media | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Close your eyes and think about all the social media platforms you’ve used in the past. Myspace, Flickr, BBS, Friendster, and Ning are probably among the top qualifiers. Looking back, it’s incredible…

Events

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www.tesla.com - Model S Model X Model 3 Roadster Energy Shop Shop Tesla Account Sign In Shop Shop Tesla Account Sign In News Inventory New Inventory Used Inventory Corporate Enterprise Supercharger Charging Find Us …

How To Choose The Best Web Hosting Firm | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - How do you know whether a web hosting firm is good or not? Which is the best hosting service to choose? Well, there are different factors to consider when choosing the right hosting for your WordPres…

322+ Free Tools & Resources to Start and Grow Your Business

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marieforleobschool.com - With hundreds of free business plans and sample business plans available online, you can have your own plan up and drafted in a single afternoon. Note: With many free website builders, some company b…

How To Use SEO In Senior Care Services Marketing | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - In this technological era we live in, the internet has become a common source of information for all things be it business, entertainment or even getting living arrangements for your elderly relative…

How To Get An Emulator And ROMs For Mac | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Emulators gain more and more popularity nowadays. As players get bored by modern MMORPGs, they start looking back on the retro console games that were blowing up teenagers’ minds some ten or twenty y…

Veteran GOP Congressman Schools Dems Who Claim Trump Attacks Press Freedom

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www.infowars.com - A panel of liberals complaining about President Trump’s handling of the media were schooled by congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) over Trump’s decision to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s hard …

The Johnny Bobbitt scam story takes yet another twist

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hotair.com - Over the weekend, John talked about the disappointing news that the entire Johnny Bobbitt story was a hoax and a fraud from the very beginning. The people involved have already been arrested, charged…

Best Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Amazon Echo, Roomba, Google Home, Apple HomePod

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mashable.com - Smart home devices were the hot, gift-worthy items during last year's holiday season and 2018 is shaping up to be no different. A big part of the reason for this is because these smart home devices t…

10 Ways Big Tech Can Shift Millions of Votes in the November Elections—Without Anyone Knowing

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www.theepochtimes.com - Authorities in the UK have finally figured out that fake news stories and Russian-placed ads are not the real problem. The UK Parliament is about to impose stiff penalties—not on the people who place…

Universal will ignore artists' unrecouped balances when it pays out Spotify share money... thanks to Taylor Swift - Music Business Worldwide

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www.musicbusinessworldwide.com - Universal Music Group is yet to sell any of its Spotify shares which, according to MBW’s calculations, are currently worth around $850m. That’s led to much discussion in the artist community about wh…

The Evolution of Advertising & How Personalization Improved Over Time

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instapage.com - The very beginning The “Golden Age” Online advertising Mobile advertising Digital advertising: challenges & solutions The evolution includes the post-click stage The evolution of advertising has expe…

What is Facebook Jail? 7 Ways to Stay Out of Facebook Jail...

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - Facebook Jail is when users are blocked or banned (by Facebook) from posting or engaging on the site for a determined length of time due to terms-of-service abuses or spammy conduct. For multiple off…

ODi Productions – How to Make $1,000+ Per DAY with Affiliate Marketing! – ODi Productions

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duracmarketing.com - Will you accept the challenge? Wanted – Any Serious Person that: Is looking for a breakthrough Is searching for a permanent change Is longing for massive online success First, I’m hoping that’s you. …

Alibaba just had the biggest online shopping day of all time, nearly tripling every company’s 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined

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www.impactlab.net - Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters SHANGHAI, China — Alibaba just made e-commerce history. With the company’s massive Singles Day celebration on 11/11 — November 11 — coming to a close…

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